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Quest For Fire

Episode: 153 | Aired: September 23, 1997

The Taylors vacation at a Lake Michigan resort... while Tim tries to give MORE POWER to the BBQ concept, Randy meets with Lauren and Brad breaks up with Angela. Mark's changing, but is it for the better? Tim is seriously considering quitting Tool Time and moving permanently to this country resort.

Clash Of The Taylors

Episode: 152 | Aired: September 30, 1997

Tim and Randy disagree on Binford's environmental policies. Jill gets an internship counseling families.

Room at the Top

Episode: 154 | Aired: October 07, 1997

Jill wants Tim to build her an office in the attic and then changes her mind at the last minute; Tim makes a big deal about it.

Pump You Up

Episode: 156 | Aired: October 14, 1997

Tim pushes Brad after he gets a soccer scholarship. Randy and Lauren, his girlfriend, want to go on another date, but not a double date with two of their friends.

A Night To Dismember

Episode: 157 | Aired: October 28, 1997

Mark decides to do a horror video for his class using different scenes from old horror shows and movies, but Jill and Tim don't like the idea when they sneak a preview at Mark's video.

The Niece

Episode: 158 | Aired: November 04, 1997

Willow, Wilson's niece, comes to stay, which makes it so that Wilson has no time to spend with Tim.

Jill's Passion

Episode: 159 | Aired: November 11, 1997

Ian, a man Jill met at the YMCA gym, asks her out, mistaking Tim for her brother. That night Jill has a dream about him. But after talking to Patty, a friend, and Tim, she straightens it out.

Losing My Religion

Episode: 160 | Aired: November 18, 1997

Randy questions his religion. Tim breaks a valuable piece of church equipment.


Episode: 161 | Aired: November 25, 1997

The Taylors go to a football game in a box seat for Thanksgiving. But Tim manages to black out all the lights.

The Dating Game

Episode: 155 | Aired: December 09, 1997

Tim takes Al to a club to meet women after they find out Ilene is engaged.

Bright Christmas

Episode: 163 | Aired: December 16, 1997

Tim does the ultimate Christmas decorating display job. Jill is worried when she finds out her mother is dating.

The Old College Try

Episode: 162 | Aired: January 06, 1998

Tim realizes his friends are boring, so he starts hanging out with students half his age.

An Older Woman

Episode: 164 | Aired: January 20, 1998

Brad's getting MARRIED... well, maybe not after Tim and Jill get through with him. The Taylor parents try to make Brad realize that he's not ready for the commitment of marriage to a college girl he just recently met at a party.

Tim "The Landlord" Taylor

Episode: 165 | Aired: February 03, 1998

Al rents a house from Tim and Tim takes advantage of him as his landlord. Meanwhile, Randy and Brad buy the same shirt.

Say Goodnight, Gracie

Episode: 166 | Aired: February 10, 1998

Tim begins to want to have more children after Marty asks him to babysit one of the twins. After some discussions about his vasectomy with Jill, and some words of wisdom from Wilson, he decides that being able to return the twins after playing with them is the best idea. Mark is still wearing black, but with an added touch (of lipstick) for this episode.

What a Drag

Episode: 167 | Aired: February 24, 1998

On Tool Time, Tim and Al show viewers how to prepare for a severe winter storm. When Tim falls through the gazebo he discovers a small bag of marijuana taped to the underside of the swing. Jill and Tim stake out their backyard from Wilson's to catch the culprit... to everyone's surprise, Brad is caught red-handed with the goods.

Taking Jill for Granite

Episode: 168 | Aired: March 03, 1998

The Taylors do a kitchen remodel, but a surprise is in store when Tim and Jill find out who the installer is.

Futile Attraction

Episode: 169 | Aired: March 10, 1998

Tim becomes suspicious that Heidi and Al are having a hot affair when he finds out she has separated from her husband; he sets out to find out exactly how much of an affair they are having. On Tool Time, Tim adds a little MORE POWER to his golf swing when golf-pro Payne Stewart guests.

Desparately Seeking Willow

Episode: 170 | Aired: March 17, 1998

While staying over at the Taylors, Willow doesn't return home from a club one night... Jill fears the worst and sends the whole family out searching for her. It's Saint Patrick's day on Tool Time, and who better to celebrate with than the boys from K&B Construction.

The Write Stuff

Episode: 171 | Aired: March 31, 1998

On Tool Time, Tim manages to throw himself out a window while doing renovation work. Jill tries to get Tim to help prepare for a tax audit. Brad and Randy become rivals when Brad's article "Hey Yo!" takes the spotlight away from Randy's "Genetic Mutations in the Second Half of the 20th Century."

The Son Also Mooches

Episode: 173 | Aired: April 21, 1998

It's Jill's turn to worry about needing glasses as she reaches middle age. Tim worries that his mother is going to lose money on another of his brother Jeff's business schemes.

Believe It Or Not

Episode: 172 | Aired: April 28, 1998

On Tool Time, "Men's Convenience Week" features a visit by Grant Hill of the Detroit Pistons. Wilson becomes upset with Tim after Tim tells everyone about Wilson's encounter with an alien, something Wilson would rather Tim had kept to himself.

Rebel Without Night Driving Privileges

Episode: 174 | Aired: May 05, 1998

Randy's driving, get off the sidewalk! ... Randy doesn't feel that he's being treated fairly when his driving privileges differ from those Brad had when he first got his license. On Tool Time, "Judy's Rat" pulls cable through hard to reach spaces.

Tool-Thousand-One: A Space Odyssey

Episode: 175 | Aired: May 12, 1998

Tool Time is revisited by Astronauts Ken Bowersox and Steve Hawley, who announce that a Binford tool will be used on their next shuttle mission. Will Tim or Al win the competition to be the one to use the tool in space? Back on Earth, Mark tries to impress a girl by making a dramatic change to his appearance.

From Top to Bottom

Episode: 176 | Aired: May 19, 1998

Jill makes some embarassing remarks about Tim on a talk show, while he watches it from Harry's Hardware, with all his friends.